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. ♪ >>> welcome back to "weekends with alex witt". 31 past the hour. time for your fast five headlines. defense secretary chuck hagel has made an unannounced trip to afghanistan. hagel is not planning to meet with karzai during his stop >> six suspects in the truck carrying radioactive have been released from the hospital. all of them experienced symptoms of radiation exposure. >>> in the wake of last weekend's deadly rail accident, they have until tuesday to identify all lines who have speed changes of 20 miles per hour or more. the railroad is ordered to put extra operators online. >>> new mexico state police officer who shot at the van with children inside has been fired. the incident happened in october during a traffic stop dispute over a speeding ticket. >>> a woman in georgia is facing a series of charges for using her 5-year-old son to burglarize her neighbor's house. video from the in-home surveillance shows the boy breaking in through the doingy door. the home owner set up a camera after noticing things missing from her house. >>> the american veteran detained in north korea is headin
the urge to engage an eye for an eye. both when he was practicing self-defense and united his country and encouraging people not to seek vengeance, he showed us the absolute power that one man can have in inspiring the best from the rest of us. >> are you confident that will get translated to today's youth, to the next generation of leaders, or do you worry that might get lost? >> no, look, i think there's a lot of folks who are spending a lot of time talking to young people right now about the fullness of mandela's life. and we're blessed that there's a film coming out that will rel let folks see the fullness of this man. >> you're talking about "long walk freedom"? >> yes. >> great film. >> it's a fabulous film. in fact, i've been told that when he saw it, that mandela asked, you know, how did they have this footage of me? so i think that's what i'm most pleased with. people really are taking the time. it's important to talk to our young people. more than anything, mandela was to the world a great spirit of -- you know a great spirit that had the world's fight at the heart of it and
them pass a big defense policy bill they have been passing by the end of every year. this year they risked not passing it for the first time in more than five decades. >> talk about the latest jobs report. because that's pretty good news there, elise. 203,000 jobs added last month. unemployment rate down.3% to 7%. a five-year low. how much of a boost is this for president obama? >> in a way it's a huge boost. this is the third straight month of solid growth. growth across all sectors is great for the president. however, the debate we're watching now is whether unemployment benefits will continue. republicans immediately responded to that jobs report by saying hey, maybe we need to ease up on some of this federal health we've been giving to unemployed. democrats don't want to see that happen. they're ready to see this through before the end of the year when unemployment benefits would expire for about 1.3 million people. that would come around the holidays which would make it very difficult. i think that's what we're watching right now, how will this unemployment benefits packag
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